Alaska State Troopers report an on-scene investigation identified alcohol as a factor in the incident.
Because of sick dogs, Iditarod veteran Aliy Zirkle has had to upend her race plans and declare a 24-hour rest in Galena, rather than in her intended checkpoint of Huslia.
As Iditarod 2017 approaches its halfway point, mushers’ individual plans for 8- and 24-hour breaks are spreading teams across hundreds of miles of trail.
Wade Marrs led two past Iditarod champions into Ruby last night. 350 miles into the trail, racing is underway as teams plot their next moves along the Yukon River.
Iditarod mushers are on the Yukon. 8- and 24-hour layovers are on the horizon, but first, they must run the longest stretch of the race: 120 miles from Tanana to Ruby.
Marla Thompson, director of the Kotzebue DMV, says the reason for the shortage of job applicants has remained a mystery. An Anchorage DMV worker has come to Kotzebue for 4 days to administer road tests.
In 2016, Martin Buser had his worst-placing Iditarod in his career, and was troubled by injuries both to his son and himself. But in 2017, things are looking up.
Nicolas Petit says the bitter cold of Alaska’s interior could work to his advantage in keeping an early lead. But others are ready for overnight temperatures warmer than –40°.
A worthy advantage or a “lame rule”? Iditarod mushers aren’t all of the same mind regarding the decision allowing two-way communication devices, like cellphones, on the trail.
Mushers made good time running to Nenana on Monday afternoon, despite soft snow on the Iditarod trail’s alternate route from Fairbanks.